Eco Church Awards

Eco Church Awards

In the heart of our parish lies a world teeming with life, from the rustling trees to the buzzing bees. Our natural surroundings are not just a backdrop for our lives but the very fabric that sustains us. As stewards of this earth, it is our duty to protect and...
Tottington’s Big Day Out

Tottington’s Big Day Out

Over twenty years ago in 2002, Bury Council approached Church to see if we would be willing and able to organise a public celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in Tottington. A group of people came together to plan an event intended to mark this momentous...
Gratitude

Gratitude

[Image by jcomp on Freepik] A wiser person than me once said “we hold the key to lasting happiness in our own hands. For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” I was vividly reminded on Easter day as I gazed upon the exquisite...
Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

I’ve never been a great fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I’m probably avoiding failure by not trying in the first place. I seek to justify it by saying that if there are things to improve in our lives, we shouldn’t wait until new year to implement them? But I think I’m...
The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift

We often refer to Christ’s coming at Christmas in terms of gifts. The word became flesh and dwelt among us. Unbidden and unsought, Christ comes to earth to reveal what God is like in a way that eludes human reason. The Christian story is something no one could have...
Remembrance

Remembrance

Many people are familiar with the gatherings that happen on Remembrance Sunday and on Armistice Day [November 11th]. There are usually one or more Christian ministers present at these events, and in addition many churches hold special services. It is important to...